Eastmoreland Bungalow

Set in an early-twentieth century neighborhood in SE Portland filled with lush greenery, this Eastmoreland home was past due for some loving updates.  You may have seen our previous basement renovations of this home not too long ago.  Well we can officially say the rest of the home is finished!  Allison knew she had to […]

Russell St. BBQ – A Southern Counter

Located at 4246 SE Belmont St. Portland, Oregon 97215 The owners of Portland’s original Russell St. BBQ once again approached us to help with their restaurant design. The structure of this space lent itself to a great design – with its beautiful wooden beam system, operating street-side garage door, and skylights that brighten the entire […]

San Jose del Cabo, MX

A personal piece of paradise in Cabo San Lucas…. Casa Oasis The home is currently under construction…   The home is going to feature a Romanesque courtyard in a modern Spanish design. All elements face the ocean. It’s not typical to be in a high dessert climate where you can still hear the crashing of […]

The ’90s Remodel for Millennials

With more and more Millennials reaching the home-buying stage, and a housing market that’s as competitive as ever, people are looking for that “diamond in the rough” type of home that can be fixed up.  By “rough” I mean homes that were built or remodeled in the ’80s and ’90s and seriously ready for a […]

Eastmoreland Remodel: Phase I

This lovely family, two teenage daughters and their father, decided it was time to take advantage of all of the underutilized space their gorgeous 1928 Eastmoreland English cottage.  They asked us to create a plan for a three-phase total home remodel.  Goals include the addition of a basement bathroom, turning their basement storage space into […]

The Summer of Bathroom Remodels

It’s the Summer of Bath Remodels over here at Allison Smith Design.  Last time we took you through a classic Bungalow bathroom addition in St. Paul.  Next up, we’re showcasing a pair of bathrooms in a sweet ranch home in the lovely town of Silverton, Oregon.  It’s a his and hers situation; she prefers the […]

Updating in St. Paul

Ready for the Rodeo Over in St. Paul, Oregon, my lovely niece is updating her 1920’s classic bungalow/cottage.  Originally owned by her grandmother, this home has beautiful old bones.  As a mother of four living in the town famous for Rodeos, she and her husband love to entertain.  An unfortunate drawback to living in an older […]

Best Way to Warm Up in Autumn

Getting Cozy… So your crock pot has been running full-blast for days, fire is roaring, hot cider is piping, but you’re still not feeing cozy enough?  It’s probably your walls.  Try one of our warm, glowing Color Seasons: Fall shades to complete your cozy nest.  A local Portland homeowner recently requested a remodel of her spacious […]